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Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 8, 2023

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Kate Perrotta

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Arvinda Khatri


The Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program (short title: Healthy Transitions) offers grants to improve and expand access to developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate services and supports for transition-aged youth and young adults (ages 16-25), who either have, or are at risk for developing, serious mental health conditions.

Program goals are expected to be accomplished through:

  • Creating, implementing, and expanding services and supports that are developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, and youth and young adult-driven; involve family and community members, as well as providing for continuity of care and support between youth- and adult-serving systems
  • Improving cross-system collaboration, service capacity, and expertise related to transition-aged youth through infrastructure and organizational change at the state/territory; tribe/tribal organization; or political subdivision level
  • Implementing public awareness and cross-system provider training, such as in higher education/community colleges, behavioral health, law enforcement, primary care, education, vocational services, and child welfare

Required activities and project expectations are listed in the application instructions.

Grantees will be expected to develop and implement an impact statement/action plan to enhance equity for populations that experience behavioral health disparities, including rural and tribal communities.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State and territories, including the District of Columbia
  • Political subdivisions of states
  • Tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Health facilities
  • Programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or award with the Indian Health Service
  • Public and private nonprofit entities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 15
Estimated total program funding: $11,373,164

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and online application process are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Men · Mental health · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Suicide and suicide prevention · Women

Organizations (2)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, view details

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